A Night to Shine, Part 2

When the night ended I was asked, “How do you think it went?”

Volunteers, such as myself, high school, and college students, had the honor of of escorting and accompanying the royalty for the evening. We were told to “dance as if no one is watching!” The dance floor was magical, magnetic, and meaningful! There was more hugging, dancing, gathering, and laughing than I have experienced in nearly two years. The food was delicious and served by amazing volunteers. For three hours the rest of the world’s problems didn’t exist. Kings and Queens, and their caregivers, smiled through the night. It was a celebration of life oozing with positivity-no panic, no pandemic. It was THEIR NIGHT TO SHINE.

How do I think it went? It was a night I’ll never forget. 🤍

“There is no greater disability in society than the inability to see a person as more.”

– Robert M. Hensel


Have faith 💚

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44 thoughts on “A Night to Shine, Part 2

  1. I can feel it from here dear lady…
    When hearts are open,
    And the light does shine,
    A cowboy hat for all,
    As love flowed as it was designed ❤️
    Take a bow dear lady, to stand in that love no greater power can you be ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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    What a wonderful journey you’re on Karla. My granddaughter spent her high school years doing theatre with special needs kids. She’s now in her first year of college and plans to go into special Ed. I know the challenges and the rewards. God will bless her as He is blessing you.💙

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    1. Thank you, Kathy. Tell your granddaughter to keep up the great work ~I’m proud of her. Special education was the minor I selected 32 years ago. It was part of my career and my own family. I’m just trying to help and this organization welcomed me with open arms. I’m the blessed one for sure. 💛💛🤗🙏🏻⭐️

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  3. My good friend’s son is like these shining people. He’s in a program where he also gets his chance — he even exhibited his paintings in a little gallery in Manitou Springs. Right now he’s finally hit puberty (he’s 36 years old) and it’s very challenging for all of us. He was a lot easier to deal with 8 years ago when he was 7. 🙂 He’s lovable, maddening, charming and terrifying. And he can never NOT be; there’s no “break.” I love/hate him to pieces. Programs like this mean so much to the participants but just as much to the parents. ❤

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    1. Thank you for sharing, Martha. ❣️What a wonderful opportunity for him! I’d love to see his paintings. I can relate to the description of him. There’s a quote out there, unsure of who said it, about how all of us have disabilities and just may not have found it yet. I sure know mine now! “Programs like this mean so much to the participants but just as much to the parents”. …that is 💯. They have a support system through this~and that is priceless for sure!

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  4. What an amazing event! I am certain there were memories made there that will last a lifetime.

    Isn’t it great to be able to serve in a way that blesses you more than the people you are serving! What a thrill.

    Thanks for sharing this and thanks a ton for touching these lives.

    – Russell

    On Mon, Feb 14, 2022 at 3:37 PM Flannel with Faith wrote:

    > K.L. Hale posted: ” When the night ended I was asked, “How do you think it > went?” Volunteers, such as myself, high school and college students, had > the honor of of escorting and accompanying the royalty for the evening. We > were told to “dance as if no one is watching!” ” >

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  5. Reblogged this on My Journey of Faith: "Faith is the soul seeing what the eyes can't" and commented:
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    “One cannot always tell what it is that keeps us shut in, confines us, seems to bury us, but still one feels certain barriers, certain gates, certain walls. is all this imagination, fantasy? I do not think so. And then one asks: My God! Is it for long, is it for ever, is it for eternity? Do you know what frees one from this captivity? It is very deep serious affection. Being friends, being brothers, love, that is what opens the prison by supreme power, by some magic force.”
    – Vincent Van Goch, letter to his brother, July 1880 (from Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi)

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    Hi KL
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    Happy blogging/writing and all the best with your blog
    “early bird sleepy-head” craig

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    You CAN…if you THINK you can

    “Put your fears behind you and your dreams in front of you…always.”

    Best wishes from the First City to see the light

    PPS

    Don’t worry about the world ending today
    it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

    PPS
    Shine YOUR bright light on humanity

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